Skip to main content

Madigan, Mary Jean Smith 1941-

MADIGAN, Mary Jean Smith 1941-

PERSONAL: Born February 26, 1941, in Nanticoke, PA; daughter of Melvin (a construction supervisor) and Irene (Bellegia) Smith; married Richard Allen Madigan, June 11, 1960 (divorced, 1975); children: Richard Allen, Dana Smith, Reese Jennings. Education: Attended Drew University, 1958-60; Cornell University, A.B., 1962; American University, M.A., 1968.

ADDRESSES: Home—565 North Broadway, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY 10706.

CAREER: Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY, curator of American history and decorative art, 1970-75, curator of exhibitions, 1975-77, assistant director of museum, 1977-78. Art and Antiques, editor in chief, 1978-83, editor and publisher, 1983. Opportunity Resources for the Arts, director of museum program, 1978.

MEMBER: National Trust for Historic Preservation, Victorian Society in America, American Association of Museums, American Society of Magazine Editors, Authors Guild, Authors League of America, Phi Beta Kappa.

AWARDS, HONORS: Harry N. Grier fellow, 1975.


The Photography of Rudolf Eickemeyer, Hudson River Museum (Yonkers, NY), 1971.

Eastlake Influenced American Furniture, Hudson River Museum (Yonkers, NY), 1973.

The Sculpture of Isidore Konti, Hudson River Museum (Yonkers, NY), 1975.

(With others) Steuben Glass: An American Tradition in Crystal, Abrams (New York, NY), 1982, revised and enlarged edition, 2003.

(Editor, with Susan Colgan) Early American Furniture, Billboard Publications (New York, NY), 1983.

(Editor, with Susan Colgan) Prints and Photographs, Billboard Publications (New York, NY), 1983.

Contributor of articles and reviews to art periodicals and museum journals.



Chicago Tribune Book World, December 5, 1982.

Library Journal, July, 2003, Therese Duzinkiewicz Baker, review of Steuben Glass: An American Tradition in Crystal.

Los Angeles Times Book Review, December 12, 1982.

Washington Post Book World, November 28, 1982.*

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"Madigan, Mary Jean Smith 1941-." Contemporary Authors, New Revision Series. . 23 Jan. 2019 <>.

"Madigan, Mary Jean Smith 1941-." Contemporary Authors, New Revision Series. . (January 23, 2019).

"Madigan, Mary Jean Smith 1941-." Contemporary Authors, New Revision Series. . Retrieved January 23, 2019 from

Learn more about citation styles

Citation styles gives you the ability to cite reference entries and articles according to common styles from the Modern Language Association (MLA), The Chicago Manual of Style, and the American Psychological Association (APA).

Within the “Cite this article” tool, pick a style to see how all available information looks when formatted according to that style. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list.

Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, cannot guarantee each citation it generates. Therefore, it’s best to use citations as a starting point before checking the style against your school or publication’s requirements and the most-recent information available at these sites:

Modern Language Association

The Chicago Manual of Style

American Psychological Association

  • Most online reference entries and articles do not have page numbers. Therefore, that information is unavailable for most content. However, the date of retrieval is often important. Refer to each style’s convention regarding the best way to format page numbers and retrieval dates.
  • In addition to the MLA, Chicago, and APA styles, your school, university, publication, or institution may have its own requirements for citations. Therefore, be sure to refer to those guidelines when editing your bibliography or works cited list.